The Arch is fantastic. I am relatively new to bouldering, but I've already been here 3 times and can't fault the place.
The Arch is in a small industrial park in South Bermondsey, and is a gem of fun activity in an otherwise boring area with a lack of exciting pasttimes. A large space with very high ceilings, the first thing you notice upon entering is a cloud of chalk dust (at first I...more
I went here last Saturday with a group of friends. We booked an introduction class (via e-mail) in which there were around 15 people and 2 instructors.
The class lasted about an hour and then we were let loose on the facilities, though the instructors were around if we had any queries on how to handle a route.
The instructors were very friendly and engaging (as were the rest of the staff).
A few months ago I was lucky and could go with some (Google+ Local) reviewers to try out The Arch Climbing Wall bouldering facilities at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey. It was not that I never scaled a climbing wall before, but to be honest, the last time I did try to get up a wall was a number of years ago. And I was never very good at it anyway. So this was a great opportunity to try it...more
The best place to start conquering your fear of highs or shall I say ME.!
The Arch indoor climbing wall in Bermondsey @ the biscuit factory you be amazed by now massive it is from easy climbing circuit route to get round, to the most difficult routes and a lot of training gear too.
Great induction classes for beninners like me very, very helpful and fully experienced instructor to help and...more
This is the best bouldering gym I've ever been to.
This place just opened three months ago, and according to its website has "over 11 000 square feet of bouldering, dozens of circuits offering hundreds of climbs" and "is one of the biggest climbing facilities in the UK." Which I definitely believe - I've been to 20 or so climbing gyms in the US, Canada, and the UK, and this is definitely the...more